Free Trial of Community of Science Funding Database

The campus has arranged with Community of Science for a special 90-day free trial of COS Pivot, which provides a searchable funding opportunities database, a faculty profiles database, and a virtual space for sharing funding opportunities with colleagues.


UCI faculty, staff, and students can access COS Pivot from on-campus computers simply by going to the COS Pivot homepage ( and searching.  However, a username and password are necessary when IP access is not active, a user is off-campus, or a user needs to save a funding record or funding search.


To access Pivot with the user’s own unique Username and Password, go to and click the "Log In" option in the upper right corner of the screen. Clicking on "Login help" will present a screen where you can choose to create an account. You will gain access to COS Pivot by indicating that you are a member of UCI, and will need to have a valid UCI email address. You will receive an email with a validation link to confirm your registration to COS Pivot. Once you click on the validation link, access will be granted.


For questions and comments, please contact Beth Riley, email

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